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U.S. national team players face high-profile games
February 20th, 2014 8:10PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] This is the last weekend Americans based abroad have a chance to impress Jurgen Klinsmann before the U.S. coach must make final roster check before calling in players for the March 5 game, scheduled to be played against Ukraine in Kharkiv. Players in high-profile games this weekend include Jermaine Jones (Besiktas) in Istanbul derby at Galatasaray Friday, Tim Howard (Everton) at Chelsea and  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) at Manchester City Saturday and Aron Johannsson (AZ) at Ajax Sunday.

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at Chelsea
Sunday:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England), at Newcastle United

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Chiapas
Saturday:
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany), vs. Eintracht Braunschweig
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at VfB Stuttgart
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England), at Man. City
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), at Borussia M'Gladbach
Eric Lichaj, Nottingham Forest (England), at Burnley
Oguchi Onyewu, Sheffield Wed. (England D2), at Huddersfield Town
Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), vs. Watford
Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico), at Atlante
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany), vs. Bayern Munich
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), at Atlante

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Joe Corona, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Chiapas
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), vs. Lokeren
Saturday:
Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), vs. Watford
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), at Galatasaray
Brek Shea, Barnsley (England D2), vs. Millwall
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico), vs. Veracruz
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2), vs. Blackburn Rovers
Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Rennes
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana (Mexico), vs. Chiapas
Saturday:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. Groningen
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), at Arsenal
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), vs. Groedig
Clint Dempsey, Fulham (England), at West Bromwich Albion
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), vs. Paderborn
Sunday:
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), at Ajax


1 comment
  1. Peter Skouras
    commented on: February 21, 2014 at 12:15 a.m.
    This will be the most extreme pre-world cup test for the United States (have not seen the other matches coming up)but it doesn't matter. I guarantee this will be a difficult test even more so than CONCACAF qualifying if of course the Ukranians are up to par.


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